While a heat wave presently grips the country and increases the chance for serious heat-related illness, keeping your cool, and reducing the chance of compromising your health are important considerations throughout the year. Here are some tips to help keep you going when it gets too hot for health.
Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole!—The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The decision for yourself or a loved one to enter a nursing home can be one of the most difficult and conflicted decisions you or your family can make. I would like to present some of the rational and emotional factors which often are wrapped up in this decision making.
Readers of this book about health and wellness might find it a bit odd to see the topic of forgiveness discussed as a health issue. Yet, when you consider that forgiveness is associated with many health benefits, it makes a lot more sense. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce blood pressure, chronic pain, stress, anger, and depression. Forgiveness has also been shown to increase optimism, sense of wellbeing, hope, compassion, and self-confidence. If I were to offer you a prescription that could do all these beneficial things, you might be skeptical. You might think I was peddling some snake oil miracle cure or that any such drug was quite possibly illegal. But you do not need a prescription to achieve these health benefits. Forgiveness is available to you without a prescription and at no cost. So, as a way to achieve better health, let’s examine this health-centric topic of forgiveness.
Quietly, with absolutely no fanfare or public announcement, I have declared, “War”!